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Kafui Dzirasa

Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center

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Kafui Dzirasa Biography

Dr. Kafui Dzirasa is the first African American to complete a PhD in Neurobiology at Duke University. His research interests focus on understanding how changes in the brain produce neurological and mental illness. Kafui obtained an MD from the Duke University School of Medicine in 2009 and completed residency training in General Psychiatry in 2016.

He was awarded the One Mind Rising Star Award, and his laboratory was featured on CBS 60 Minutes in 2011. He has been awarded the International Mental Health Research Organization Rising Star Award, the Sydney Baer Prize for Schizophrenia Research. In 2017, he was recognized as 40 under 40 in Health by the National Minority Quality Forum, and the Engineering Alumni of the Year from UMBC. Kafui was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers: the nation’s highest award for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers in 2016.

In 2019, Kafui was awarded the Alan Leshner Public Engagement Fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator award given to the best young brain scientist in the world. Kafui has served as an Associate Scientific Advisor for the journal Science Translational Medicine, and he was a member of the 17-member Next Generation Research Initiative mandated by Congress. He has also served on the Editorial Advisory Board for TEDMED, and the Advisory committee for the NIH Director for the BRAIN Initiative. Kafui is the K. Ranga Rama Krishnan endowed associate Professor at Duke University with appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Neurosurgery.

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Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center

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Kafui Dzirasa Biography

Dr. Kafui Dzirasa is the first African American to complete a PhD in Neurobiology at Duke University. His research interests focus on understanding how changes in the brain produce neurological and mental illness. Kafui obtained an MD from the Duke University School of Medicine in 2009 and completed residency training in General Psychiatry in 2016.

He was awarded the One Mind Rising Star Award, and his laboratory was featured on CBS 60 Minutes in 2011. He has been awarded the International Mental Health Research Organization Rising Star Award, the Sydney Baer Prize for Schizophrenia Research. In 2017, he was recognized as 40 under 40 in Health by the National Minority Quality Forum, and the Engineering Alumni of the Year from UMBC. Kafui was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers: the nation’s highest award for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers in 2016.

In 2019, Kafui was awarded the Alan Leshner Public Engagement Fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator award given to the best young brain scientist in the world. Kafui has served as an Associate Scientific Advisor for the journal Science Translational Medicine, and he was a member of the 17-member Next Generation Research Initiative mandated by Congress. He has also served on the Editorial Advisory Board for TEDMED, and the Advisory committee for the NIH Director for the BRAIN Initiative. Kafui is the K. Ranga Rama Krishnan endowed associate Professor at Duke University with appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Neurosurgery.

Kafui Dzirasa Videos

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    Dr. Kafui Dzirasa is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who is helping to lead what many are calling the next future breakthrough in brain research...
  • Meet Duke Rising Star, Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD
    Dr. Dzirasa, the K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Proffessor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is performing pioneering brain research that...
  • Dr. Kafui Dzirasa: A Black Man in a White Coat

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  • How to book Kafui Dzirasa?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kafui Dzirasa for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Kafui Dzirasa, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kafui Dzirasa or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kafui Dzirasa?

    Booking fees for Kafui Dzirasa, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kafui Dzirasa, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kafui Dzirasa?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kafui Dzirasa for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kafui Dzirasa for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kafui Dzirasa or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kafui Dzirasa or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kafui Dzirasa is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kafui Dzirasa for your event is available upon request. Kafui Dzirasa generally travels from Durham, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rhoda Au, Peter Bulova, Michael Rafii, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Francis Collins. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kafui Dzirasa for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kafui Dzirasa Speaker Videos

  • Brain Machine Integration with Dr. Kafui Dzirasa
    Dr. Kafui Dzirasa is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who is helping to lead what many are calling the next future breakthrough in brain research – the better understanding, diagnosis and...
    Meet Duke Rising Star, Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD
    Dr. Dzirasa, the K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Proffessor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is performing pioneering brain research that aims to help people with disorders like alzheimer's...
  • Dr. Kafui Dzirasa: A Black Man in a White Coat

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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